Not everyone would be able to write about their workplace with such dedication and passion as Ken Able, the director of the Rutgers Marine Field Station situated at the end of Great Bay Boulevard in Little Egg Harbor… Able, a fish biologist and professor with the Rutgers Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, has completed his long-awaited book, Station 119: From Lifesaving to Marine Research, published by Down the Shore Publishing, and is now making meet-the-author appearances in the area. On Saturday, June 20 at 11 a.m. he will be in the Parsons Clam House at the Tuckerton Seaport during the 29th Baymen’s Seafood and Music Festival… Able interviewed some retired Coast Guard men who had manned Station 119 and learned duty was usually boring. The most interesting task was being up in the cupola counting the sloops and boats that went in and out of the bay to the menhaden fish factory situated on Crab Island. They also spent some time hunting and fishing and assisted boaters who had engine trouble.
/ / / Station 119: From Lifesaving to Marine Research by Ken Able Covers a Landmark